Hi everyone and thanks for your support. I went to my appointment and they redid the mammogram and did an ultrasound. Then they told me I needed to have a biopsy done. I went for the biopsy yesterday. They actually did two biopsy’s, as there are two lumps close to each other. So now I’m waiting for those results. Over this past week, I’ve cried, I’ve shouted and then my closest friend came back from America. Two years ago she lost both her parents to cancer within six months of each other. I wasn’t going to tell her, but we’ve known each other most of our lives and she knew there was something wrong. She wouldn’t let it go until I told her. She’s been wonderful and, thanks to her, I’m now at a calm stage where if it is cancer, it will be dealt with and if it isn’t, brilliant. We’re all still worried but at least I’m sleeping now 🙂 I’ll let you know what happens at my results appointment
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Hi everyone, On Monday I went for my first routine mammogram (I’m 50 in August). Everything went fine with the left breast. When they were doing the right breast it was very painful. When the radiographer said “you can breath again” I happened to look over and the radiographer and the nurse were both looking at the screen, then the radiographer muttered something and a look went between them that sent shivers down my spine and is etched into my brain. I’ve barely slept since. Then on Friday afternoon I received a call from the hospital asking me to go there tomorrow morning for more tests. There is a lot of breast cancer on my mothers side. My mother and great grandma are the only ones who didn’t have breast cancer (my mother had kidney cancer). I’m terrified they’re going to tell me I have cancer, I just can’t get that look out of my mind. I knew I was going to be called back because of that look. My husband says it was completely unprofessional and I should complain. I know it isn’t cancer until I’m told it’s cancer and normally, with call backs (smear tests etc) I’m usually quite calm but that look has me convinced it’s bad.
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